AP English Language & Composition
Extra Credit 4NW
New Zealand Trip
What period are you in?
Email (Please type carefully)
Parent 1 Name
Parent 1 Email (Please type carefully)
Parent 1 Daytime Phone Number
Parent 2 Name
Parent 2 Email (Please type carefully. Leave blank if inapplicable.)
Parent 2 Daytime Phone Number
Do you work? If so, how many hrs/wk?
What are your hobbies?
In general, do you like to read?
What are a few of your favorite books?
If you can find your PSAT scores from your sophomore year, please list your Critical Reading score (out of 80).
Do you feel you've been well prepared for this class? Why or why not?
Why are you taking this class? (Check all that apply) *
Because I want to challenge myself.
Because I love reading great books and I want to improve my writing.
Because I want to get college credit for an English class.
Because I want to ensure I am prepared for college work.
Because it will help my GPA.
Because my parents made me take it.
I hate English, I don't know why I'm here.
How did you like The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks?
It was okay.
I didn't like it.
I hated it.
I didn't read it.
Which, if any, books did you read for extra credit?
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
Their Eyes Were Watching God By Zora Neale Hurston
The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
1984 by George Orwell
The Wordy Shipmates by Sarah Vowell
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Jonathan Safran Foer
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard
If you read any books for extra credit, tell me what you thought of it/them?
Please read the following before answering the next question.
Student X/Student Y
Student X’s passion is for her to graduate with a perfect GPA. For each assignment or test, she is motivated by her desire to get an A on it. When she is assigned an essay, for instance, her purpose for writing it is to get an A on it. She is never satisfied with a B. Her conduct in school is exemplary because she knows misbehavior would jeopardize her goal. Most teachers see her as a model student. The pride she takes in herself is based on the grades on her report cards.
Student Y’s passion is to acquire as much knowledge and as many skills as she can. She tries to get the most out of each assignment. When she has to write an essay, she is motivated by trying to produce a high quality essay, and she is never satisfied when she fails to produce one. She sees her grades simply as feedback on the quality of the work she does rather than the reason for doing the work. Her conduct is pretty good, but she rubs some teachers the wrong way when she expresses a viewpoint different from them in class discussions. Other teachers admire her confidence and individuality. The pride she takes in herself is based on her hard work and her belief that she has her priorities straight.
The above are extreme cases. A student who just wanted a 70, for example, would also be a student X.
Describe yourself. Student X is motivated entirely by grades. Student Y is motivated entirely by the desire to learn.
I'm 100% student X.
I'm 75% student X.
I'm 50% student X and 50% student Y.
I'm 75% student Y.
I'm 100% student Y.
Is there anything else you want me to know about you?
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